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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(8), 9907-9919; doi:10.3390/ijerph120809907

Theoretical Framework for Plastic Waste Management in Ghana through Extended Producer Responsibility: Case of Sachet Water Waste

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Faculty of Chemical Technology, Institute of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Pardubice, Pardubice 573, 53210, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Economics and Administration, Institute of Administrative and Social Sciences, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, 95, 532 10, Czech Republic,
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 22 June 2015 / Revised: 12 August 2015 / Accepted: 12 August 2015 / Published: 20 August 2015
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Currently, use and disposal of plastic by consumers through waste management activities in Ghana not only creates environmental problems, but also reinforces the notion of a wasteful society. The magnitude of this problem has led to increasing pressure from the public for efficient and practical measures to solve the waste problem. This paper analyses the impact of plastic use and disposal in Ghana. It emphasizes the need for commitment to proper management of the impacts of plastic waste and effective environmental management in the country. Sustainable Solid Waste Management (SSWM) is a critical problem for developing countries with regards to climate change and greenhouse gas emission, and also the general wellbeing of the populace. Key themes of this paper are producer responsibility and management of products at end of life. The paper proposes two theatrical recovery models that can be used to address the issue of sachet waste in Ghana. View Full-Text
Keywords: plastic waste management; producer responsibility; recovery; sachet water waste; environmental problems plastic waste management; producer responsibility; recovery; sachet water waste; environmental problems
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Quartey, E.T.; Tosefa, H.; Danquah, K.A.B.; Obrsalova, I. Theoretical Framework for Plastic Waste Management in Ghana through Extended Producer Responsibility: Case of Sachet Water Waste. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 9907-9919.

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